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5 More "Treats" You Never Want to Get on Halloween

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Halloween is right around the corner and in celebration, we're continuing our post from last year about the worst "treats" you can get on Halloween.

Trick-or-treating can be hard work as you slog through the neighborhood, usually in an uncomfortable costume, while it's cold out. The least candy-givers can do is make sure their candy is worthwhile! So, even though we try to be grateful for free candy we get on Halloween, here are a few additional "treats" we'd just rather not have to deal with.

Hard candy

Individually-wrapped hard candy

You know how you can buy gigantic bags of indistinct, clear-wrapped candy with no logo or any indication about what you're going to put in your mouth? Don't. Even individually-wrapped Life Savers are a little insulting if you're only getting one.



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New KitKat and Google Partnership Inspires Parody Advertisement

Google recently announced that it would call its next Android phone KitKat, in honor of the candy bar they ate as they worked on it. Google's marketing director said, "We couldn't imagine a better name for our Android K release than the tasty chocolate that's been a favorite among the team since the early days of Android."

What's more, this has inspired KitKat to revamp its website and release a new ad for "KitKat 4.4," a new and improved version of the candy bar. Check out the quirky ad, modeled after technology and phone ads, below.

Christmas is over, so it's back to complaining about things on the internet and parents torturing their kids. Onward!

Privacy on the internet?

Last week, everyone was up in arms about Instagram’s announcement that their terms of service would be changing. Hipsters around the world cried. Accounts full of poorly lit photos of food were deleted (see my own version at left). It was bad. Instagram swiftly replied saying the company was listening, but on Tuesday, news outlets were reporting Instagram was being sued by a California resident. Then Mark Zuckerberg's sister, Randi, ran into issues with privacy settings on Facebook, which is weird, because it's not like her brother created Facebook or anything. It begs the question: what qualifies as private when it comes to the internet?

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The most overrated and underrated candy ever

I love candy. All kinds of candy. Chocolate, gummies, hard candy, toffee, taffy...everything. Recently, I got to thinking though, that some candies, are tremendously overrated.

I thought, what better way to address my concerns but by writing about which candy I think is the most overrated, and as a favor, I also decided to give the underrated candy counterpart for each. Keep in mind, some of the candies listed I do really like, I'm just arguing that they are overrated. Here we go:

Overrated

Underrated Counterpart

Jawbreakers
#5 - Jawbreakers
Jawbreakers hold a special place in my heart from my childhood, but as an adult you begin to realize how overrated they truly are. They are difficult to eat, messy, completely unsanitary and did they really taste that great? Not really.
Nerds candy
Nerds
I have never met anyone who doesn't like Nerds, but that doesn't stop them from being underrated. I think that Nerds are an iconic candy from the past 20 years, but seldom do they get the credit that other candies have received.
Crunch Bar
#4 - Crunch Bar
I like Crunch bars, but too often people rank them as part of the "Four Horseman of Candy Bars" along with Snickers, Milky Way and Three Musketeers. They are good, but that is way too high. They rank somewhere below Caramello and above Mr. Goodbar.
Buncha Crunch
Buncha Crunch
Too many people have never heard of Buncha Crunch. It is a great alternative to a Crunch bar because it provides more crunch! Do yourself a favor: next time you are at the movies, pair Buncha Crunch with popcorn. You're welcome.
Jujyfruits
#3 - Jujyfruits
I don't understand why anyone likes Jujyfruits. They lack flavor and they are too difficult to eat. If you buy Jujyfruits anytime soon, be sure to make an appointment at your dentist next because your teeth may get ripped out.
Life Savers Gummies
Life Savers Gummies
People love Life Savers but seem to forget about its gummy version younger brother. They have that awesome Life Saver flavor but are easy to eat really quickly. And the ability to shovel food into my mouth is an important aspect of any food for me.
Almond Joy
#2 - Almond Joy/Mounds
Full disclosure: I am not a fan of coconut. But from the few times I have had it, I can say the coconut in the Almond Joy and Mounds is the worst. Every once in a while I black out and try them again, only to remember that they are no good.
Goobers
Goobers
It was tough to think of a counterpart to Almond Joy or Mounds, so I went with a chocolate candy I thought needed to be mentioned: Goobers. These bite-size treats give you that perfect salty-sweet element...and they have a funny name.
Tootsie Rolls
#1 - Tootsie Rolls
I don't even know where to start with Tootsie Rolls, so I will begin and end with flavor. Good thing they are not what chocolate really tastes like. They taste like a foot with a hint of chocolate. That may be a bit harsh, but you get what I mean.
Flavored Tootsie Rolls
Flavored Tootsie Rolls
The one thing that I do like about Tootsie Rolls is sometimes they come in a variety pack with their flavored counterparts. Lime I could do without, but the others are all winners that unfortunately have to live in the shadow of original Tootsie Rolls.

Disagree? Do you actually like Tootsie Rolls? Let me know in the comments!

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